Canna indica

Canna indica

  • Canna indica
  • Canna indica
  • Canna indica
  • Canna indica
  • Flower name
    Canna indica
  • Scientific name
    Canna indica
  • AliasCanna edulis, カンナインディカ, Canna indica, Edible canna, ダンドク, 檀特, Indian shot
  • Place of originthe West Indies and the American continent
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October

What is Canna indica

Canna indica , edible canna, achira、Indian shot, Canna edulis, or Sierra Leone arrowrootor (scientific name: Canna indica) is a perennial plant belonging to the family Canna, native to the West Indies and the American continent. It is one of the original species of Canna. Thousands of years ago, Native Americans have grown it for food. Erects stems from tubers underground. For a long period from summer to autumn, the inflorescence extends from the top of the flower stalk and one to three flowers bloom. Flower colors include red, yellow, and orange. Three petals are linear. What looks like this petal is not a flower, but a deformed stamen. The actual flowers are small and inconspicuous.

Generic name:Canna indica, Scientific name: Canna indica, Also named: edible canna, achira, Indian shot, Canna edulis, Sierra Leone arrowroot, plant height: 50-250 cm, leaf quality: shiny, leaf shape: oblong, leaf length: 30 to 60 cm, leaf width: 10 to 20 cm, phyllus: alternate, inflorescence length: 15 to 20 cm, flower length: 4 to 5 cm, flowering period: June to October (local anniversary), top vegetation , Flower color (actually stamen): yellow, red, inflorescence type: raceme / collective inflorescence, fruit type: fruit, fruit shape: spherical, fruit diameter: 3 cm, seed color: black, seed shape: spherical, seed diameter : 0.7-0.8 cm, use: flowerbed, treatment of industrial waste, rhizome starch is edible, seed is rosary or necklace, etc.


  • Order
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Cannaceae
  • Genus
    Canna
  • Species
    C. indica
  • Type of flower
    Non-symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    3-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeperennial plant
  • Flower colorsOrange White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 250.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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